CofCC.org News Team
From The State…
The Buzz knows more than a little bit about subtlety and is an expert in reading between the lines — especially when decoding “politicianspeak.”
Given those sterling credentials, it’s clear to The Buzz U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham doesn’t think much of Gov. Mark Sanford as a party leader nor vice presidential candidate.
Graham said Tuesday he would support members of the Legislature’s Republican Caucus against any primary challenge.
Translation: “Mr. Governor, by targeting Republicans who don’t agree with your reform agenda, you’re hurting the party.”
Graham also said those whom you agree with “80 percent of the time is your friend.”
Translation: “Mr. Governor, leave our incumbents alone.”
Then on Thursday, Graham, one of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s closest friends, was asked about who McCain might pick as a running mate.
Sanford has been getting lots of mention lately. Graham said he didn’t think a South Carolinian would bring value to a ticket.
Translation: “You’re not on the short list, Gov. Sanford. I’ve seen it and you’re not on it.”
Four candidates have announced their intentions to run against Graham, but only one had filed with the state Republican Party by Thursday. Asked whether he had a sense of if he’d have one challenger or four challengers, Graham said he didn’t know but liked his chances either way.
Translation: “I have $4 million waiting on whoever challenges me. Bring it on.”
CofCC.org News Team
Sen. Lindsey Graham was campaigning with former Sen. Trent Lott in Greenville two Saturdays ago. A small group of CofCC members went to confront Graham over the immigration issue.
One Lady approached Graham in the parking lot. Graham was holding court with some supporters and reluctantly let the woman speak. She asked Graham why he called proponents of a secure border “bigots” and the National Council of La Raza award ceremony. Graham became enraged, called it a lie, and demanded to know where she heard about it. She told him that the video is freely available on the internet for all to see. Graham immediately scurried to his campaign bus and ran inside, refusing to talk to the public further.
According to Graham, America is just an “idea,” talking with a southern accent is the same as speaking Spanish, Ted Kennedy is great, and anyone who opposes mass amnesty is a “bigot” who needs to “shut up.”
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(Picture: A protester holds a “Boot McCain” sign. The SC CofCC and LOS distributed the signs all over the state.)
Just days before the South Carolina primary, John McCain was “flagged” by confederate flag supporters from the CofCC and the LOS. He was met by protesters in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Rock Hill.
One member was showed on multiple news stations asked McCain about the Confederate flag in Spartanburg. Before McCain could answer, Sen. Lindsey Graham spewed out “I’m glad that damn flag is gone.” McCain then said “the people of South Carolina voted to remove the flag.” McCain’s statement was a bold faced lie, and he knew it. The people of South Carolina were denied an opportunity to vote on the flag. A group of politicians, the NAACP, and the Chamber of Commerce conspired behind closed doors to remove the flag.
<a href=”http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/stumper/archive/2008/01/16/passion-of-john-mccain.aspx”>Read Article. </a>
Richard Quinn is the owner of Quinn & Associates and publisher of Southern Partisan magazine. He was a consultant for the McCain for president campaigns of 2000 and 2008. He is also running Lindsey Grahams’ re-election campaign.
Quinn also owns the Palmetto Scoop which is attacking Graham’s opponent Buddy Witherspoon. Using nasty terminology like “backwards bigotry,” and “white supremacist,” Quinns’ publication is a fighting down and dirty for Graham. The Palmetto Scoop has also viciously attacked the Council of Conservative Citizens, and made baseless accusations against us, because we organized a mass rally against Lindsey Graham in Greenville in 2006.
In 1983, here is what Richard Quinn had to say about Martin Luther King!
King Day should have been rejected because its purpose is vitriolic and profane. By celebrating King as the incarnation of all they admire, they [black leaders] have chosen to glorify the histrionic rather than the heroic and by inference they spurned the brightest and the best among their own race…Ignoring the real heroes in our nation’s life, the blacks have chosen a man who represents not their emancipation, not their sacrifices and bravery in service to their country; rather, they have chosen a man whose role in history was to lead his people into a perpetual dependence on the welfare state, a terrible bondage of body and soul.
In 1989 Quinn also supported David Duke for Louisiana State Senate in his magazine Southern Partisan.
CofCC.org News Team
Confederate Flag yard signs attacking anti-Confederate Flag Republican candidates made the news in Greenville. The South Carolina CofCC distributed the signs, 2,000 in all, to locations around South Carolina. A variety of pro-Confederate flag activists have taken part in putting the signs up.
Liberals are fuming over SC GOP National Committeeman Buddy Witherspoon’s campaign ad for Senate. A website owned Richard Quinn, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s campaign manager, calls it “backwards bigotry.” Kinda like when Lindsey Graham went before the militant National Council of La Raza and called opponents of amnesty “bigots,” right after he praised Sen. Ten Kennedy.
CofCC.org News Team
Big News. Most of you know by now that Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson
joined John McCain and Rudy Giuliani on the list of Republican
Presidential Candidates who have attacked the Confederate Flag. If you
have not heard the news, visit http://www.cofcc.org and watch the videos
of the candidates. Romney viciously attacks the flag and Thompson says
it should be removed from public view.
We are going to fight back. We will be getting 2,000 yard signs. These
are the same yard signs you saw for the Dump Beasley campaign and others
in SC, GA, and MS. They will have a Confederate Flag on one side a “BOOT
ROMNEY,” “BOOT THOMPSON,” “BOOT MCCAIN,” or “BOOT GIULIANI” on the other
side. About half will say “BOOT ROMNEY,” and the the other half will be
split between the rest of the candidates.
The signs should be in our hands next Friday (Dec. 7th) and we will begin
distributing them to people around the state.
CofCC.org News Team
A weblog known as the Palmetto Scoop has launched vicious personal attacks on South Carolina National Committeeman Buddy Witherspoon, who is running for US Senate against Lindsey Graham. Besides childlike personal insults and name-calling, the attacks include completely outlandish allegations. Many of the allegations are sourced to extreme left-wing sites who in turn don’t include sources, while others are not sourced at all.
Along with Witherspoon, The Palmetto Scoop is also repeating attacks from left-wing sites against the Council of Conservative Citizens, and other conservative figures such as Rep. Ron Paul, Robert Taft Club founder Marcus Epstein, Memphis radio talk show host James Edwards, and movement icons Jared Taylor and Peter Brimelow whom they simply claim “National Socialist ties.”
So what is the Palmetto Scoop and why should you care? The Palmetto Scoop is owned by Richard Quinn, and operated out of the offices of Richard Quinn & Associates. Richard Quinn is paid campaign staffer for Sen. Lindsey Graham’s 2008 re-election. In fact, he is listed as “Senior Political Consultant and Pollster.”
That’s right, an internet news site owned by a senior figure in the Graham campaign is shilling for Lindsey Graham. Running the negative campaign that Graham doesn’t want to perhaps?
Robert Taft Club founder Marcus Epstein responds to the Palmetto Scoop: